So NerdPie (the 5 yo) is doing the extra credit book for Awana-Sparks and it requires that the kids read a book about a missionary. So I got a book on Junipero Serra (missionary to California) and it ever so slightly touched on the mistreatment of the Indians by the Spanish soldiers. She asked me right at that point if the soldiers killed some of the Indians and I answered her truthfully and said yes. So after we are done reading the book we are going through all the materials from Awana. One of the questions was about how the missionary tried to share the gospel. She said, “by killing them”. After NerdDad and I quit laughing we told her the difference between the soldiers and Father Serra. But then I got to thinking, how many people think that is how the church today is showing Christ? By attacking and being mean? Is that what we want them to see? How should we change our witness?
Beth Moore just said in the Esther video today that the world doesn’t care about our relationship with Christ but how we resemble Him.
There is your food for thought all started by a 5 year old.